A geographical indication (GI) is symbol used on products that have a particular geographical origin and own qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must recognize an item as starting in a given place. A geographical indication right empowers those who have the right to use the sign to prohibit its use by a third party whose product does not imitate to the applicable standards. India ratified the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999 has come into force with effect from 15th September 2003. Darjeeling Tea was the first Indian product to get this tag.